EXERCISE 3 | GOING FURTHER WITH VINTAGE STYLE

OVERVIEW

What I am calling vintage is the family of lettering styles that evolved from the so-called Victorian style, the quintessentially English style whose name comes from Queen Victoria, who reigned over Great Britain for the second half of the nineteenth century. This style, which is based on both typographic characters and more calligraphic characters, such as the Blackletter style, is notable for the very rich and detailed ornamentation of its letters.

For several years now, it has been enjoying renewed popularity thanks to artists such as Martin Schmetzer and Tomasz Biernat and their steampunk-aesthetic visual identity projects. The enthusiasm that has been shown for it is related to the desire ...

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